A song from the best gig you have been to.
This one was really tricky. Do I go for small and intimate – I saw Ben Harper play to about 100 people in a tiny bar in DC – or do I go for huge and explosive – like Coldplay playing to thousands on the last date of their X&Y tour in Australia. Decisions, decisions.
I’ve settled on Pearl Jam. Heady adolescence. Camping out with friends to buy tickets. Months spent anticipating. Hours spent queueing to be pressed up against the front barrier. Eddie singing Black just for me. Well, that was how it felt. And I knew every word to every song they played. I don’t think any of those things will happen again.
I saw them in Sydney but all the vids I could find are from the Melbourne date, just down the road 😉